There has been a lot of press lately on the extravagance of the Christmas tree erected in the lobby of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Dubai. Valued at just over 11 million dollars it is being touted as the “most expensive Christmas tree ever”.
The 13-metre (40-foot) faux evergreen, located in the gold leaf-bedecked rotunda of the hotel, is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights. However it is the necklaces, earrings and other jewellery draped around the tree's branches are what give it a record value.
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